The Last Furlong

Comments on the race of life.


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Bending over blackwards

Donald Trump is in trouble for saying “there is blame on both sides” for the deadly violence last weekend in Charlottesville, Virginia, appearing to once again equate the actions of white supremacist groups and those protesting them. He showed sympathy for the fringe groups’ efforts to preserve Confederate monuments.   Link here

If you watch the Vice videos available on the Internet that are a record of the clash and many others as well, ‘Black Lives Matter’/the black left behaved disgustingly too – with malice aforthought! They were attacking with weapons and chemicals, not defending themselves FROM attack.

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The glory of Royalty – the fall – Iran

I remember the Shah of Iran and his beautiful wife.  It seemed fairy tale situation. But of course it wasn’t. For those who don’t know – here is the family story with good photos – before and after their fall. Continue reading


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Partition

From my sickbed I have watched a lot of TV. Currently on the BBC there is a new series on The Partition of India. I couldn’t be bothered to watch it. I know it will be ‘All gong and no dinner’ to quote Mandela. I think the 2013 documentary was very moving – and refined. Continue reading


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Diana, instead of Chloe

My news feed seems to have been stuck on the dreadful experiences of model Chloe Ayling .

But this morning it changed to Diana: In Her Own Words – admirers have nothing to fear from the Channel 4 tapes

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Medicines in the UK.

When The Old Furlongs arrived in the UK from Africa twenty years ago,  most of our children were already here. Mr Furlong ‘came home’ . ‘Home’ was nothing like we had imagined it to be. It wasn’t ‘England’ as romanced through our childhoods. Continue reading


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LGBTQ – again – not in the armed forces

Just to put things straight before the furore hits the fan, Trump is not anti-gay.  Continue reading


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We could update our marriage! LGBTQ

According to the news,  Continue reading